Archinect - News 2014-09-16T19:43:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/89786292/the-monuments-to-qatar-s-phenomenal-growth The monuments to Qatar's phenomenal growth Nam Henderson 2013-12-27T14:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-27T14:42:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k9/k9rezg2cyz8r2zjz.jpg" width="514" height="181" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"are the skyscrapers that tower over the Corniche, Doha's Waterside Drive, and it's an amazing skyline...There's a building that looks like a great blue cylinder whose top...It looks like Darth Vader helmet at the top of it...a building that looks like a big pickle with a toothpick stuck out of the top and another that's kind of like a vase on a potter's wheel...it looks as if it was a huge architectural competition and everybody won and everybody got to design a building." - Robert Siegel</p></em><br /><br /><p> In a piece about <a href="http://www.qnfsp.gov.qa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qatar's National Food Security Program</a>, Robert Siegel examines the challenges and opportunities of food and water security in the Gulf nation. While visiting Doha to speak with&nbsp;Fatah al-Attiya, director of the program, Mr. Siegel reflects on the wealth/success/growth for which Qatar and the other Gulf states have become synonymous in recent decade.</p>